Do yourself a favor at some point this evening if you haven't already done so. Go watch this video. Cooper Stone is the son of deceased fan, Shannon Stone, who fell to his death trying to snag a ball thrown by Josh Hamilton earlier this season. The family had to deal with the loss of a father and husband, while Hamilton has to live with the guilt. We dare you to watch this and not get a lump in your throat. HT: SportsGrid & @BubbaProg.
The Boston Red Sox melted down like no other team ever has before, blowing the biggest lead for a playoff spot entering September in history. While we're fairly pleased the Sox won't be in the playoffs, BC sorta feels your pain. We also enjoyed a laugh or two at your expense. So, in honor of your meltdown, here are the best A.L. Wild Card collapse e-cards. Way to go, Boston! Enjoy being loozahs this winter. JUMP!
It's a night in Major League Baseball history that won't soon be forgotten. ESPN is already firing up the 30 for 30 documentary team. Dan Shaughnessy would totally like a do-over with what will go down as his very own Bill Buckner moment. Four teams had a shot. 3 of the 4 games were unreal. One rain delay. 2 extra inning games. Newspaper deadlines missed. Big headlines. Fans crying. Fans with four TVs in their living rooms. The night had it all. Recap - JUMP!
Those of you who watched the 30 for 30 documentary, Catching Hell, last night on ESPN know how riveting it was for a character like Steve Bartman to collide with Chicago Cubs baseball history. The character had to be in the right place at the right time. The ball had to find him. He had to be wearing those headphones. The Halloween costume. And in a matter of seconds, Steve Bartman's life changed forever over a stupid foul ball. Twitter responds - JUMP!
Swear. One more MLB team gaying it up and we're done for the day. Only so much MLB man-ass a straight blogger can take in one day. Anyway, last night was Cleveland Indians' Rookie Hazing Night. And of course the team has like 32 rookies on its roster so the veterans had to come up with a universal outfit that would be quick, cheap (anyone make over $1mm on this team?) and easy. Party Boy underwear time! Looks like a tribute to Grady Sizemore's coffee cup. JUMP!
The Boston Red Sox are now headed to the 162nd game of the year tied with the Tampa Rays for the A.L. East Wild Card, but the team isn't taking this journey so seriously that rookie hazing has been thrown out the window. Leave it to Heidi Watney, sideline reporter extraordinaire, this week to upload photos of rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias in his best NYC Pride Parade costume. Look, the best way to handle a huge playoff race collapse is to keep a smile on your face. JUMP!
Our old buddy, Darren Heitner (2nd best blogger/lawyer combo on Internet; 1st is Friends of the Program because they once took us to an Ole Miss tailgate with cute coeds), was at Joe Robbie last night for the 2nd to last game in this football stadium's history. Marlins fan, obviously feeling nostalgic, came out in droves. There was actually a foul ball down the line and nobody moved an inch to catch it. Just think, those seats have witnessed two World Series. Suck it, Cleveland.
BC reader John D. wrote to us last week in reference to the Next Erin Andrews Project: "Have you not heard of Laura McKeeman? She works for Scout.com and fox sports and she does radio stuff but shes like the college football recruiting guru and there's not another girl that knows as much as her. Really incredibal." Then John provided the requisite personal website, Twitter & Facebook accounts. The EA Hunter put on his investigator hat for a look into this McKeeman chick. JUMP!
She's 6'9" and known as Isis The Amazon. She's kinda well known for her wrestling abilities, but calls herself a sports entertainer. She was supposed to be the next big 'thing' for the WWE, but one thing led to another and she was canned. But Isis The Amazon has continued to go about her business. Last night she just happened to be at the same club where New York Yankees rookies visited on Rookie Hazing Night. Yep, the boys were still in costumes for drinks with Isis. JUMP!
Um, what other sports blogs out there had boots on the ground last night in the Arizona Diamondbacks locker room for the N.L. West clincher? Busted Coverage did. Our Phoenix correspondent, Garrett, was there as Mark Grace took a shower via the Diamondbacks Gatorade bucket. (Watch the video, HERE; HT XTRA 910.com) Garrett also wants you to watch Sean Burroughs dancing like a foolish whiteboy. All in all, solid night for BC & the Diamondbacks. Let's get rolling.
Nothing like seeing the Yankees celebrate another A.L. East title while Kansas City holds Beanie Baby Bobblehead Night. Actually, last night it was Team Photo night for Royals fan. Anyway, the Yankees popped bottles and stud rookie pitcher Ivan Nova allegedly got hammered on the champagne. Anything else to report? Jeter made it rain on Kim Jones and Jorge Posada was all confused when he was used as a pinch hitter. Couple pics of the victory scene - JUMP!
Last night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia it was comedy night for the Washington Nationals bullpen, according to Dan Steinberg at D.C. Sports Bog. It seems someone figured out where the ballpark signage crew keeps their extra numbers. Time to create a stampede down to Rick's Carryout. But, fear not, Mega Millions Nation. This just happens to be a hoax. Don't freak out and start rounding up $100s from co-workers. We have the real lottery values - JUMP!
The Nature Boy was in Boston last night to hopefully bust the Sox out of the funk that has allowed the Tampa Rays to get within two games of the A.L. wild card lead. He brought along a TNA championship belt and the classic Nature Boy entertainment value. That meant Ric was given the responsibility of introducing the Sox lineup. Ever the entertainer, he ended the lineup with at least three WOOOOOOOOs! He then watched the Sox split a DH.
Groupon, the site that loves to bombard your inbox with super-duper-can't-pass-up deals, has pretty much taken a giant machete and chopped off the head of Baseball History. Blood, brains & Harry Caray's balls splattered on the corner of Clark & Addison. Someone tell us it can't be true that Wrigley Field will be used as a giant drive-in theater (minus the Audis) in October to show 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' on multiple screens positioned around the ballpark. JUMP!
You know what's not sexy? It's simple - New York Mets' rookies in cheerleader uniforms. The underachieving ballclub had some fun last night with its annual rookie hazing by making youngsters look like they're about to partake in a gay porn in Chelsea. But these guys are troopers. They're able to laugh about being called up and becoming the Mets cheerleading team. You guys do realize these photos will live on the Internet? JUMP!
Now you can own your own piece of the Amarillo Sox -- their since abandoned mascot that looks like he's got a raging boner. That's right, this piece of baseball infamy can be yours for just $25,000. The mascot costume in all of its bonerrific goodness if up for sale on eBay.